Thursday, April 20, 2017 The largest orthopedic private practice group in the country will soon be among the first to offer bundled payments for seven surgical procedures. The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, with locations in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland, is currently working to develop seven initial bundles for various orthopedic surgeries.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 President Donald Trump signed a bill yesterday that temporarily extends a program allowing some veterans to seek medical care from private doctors and hospitals. Trump said the program, which would have ended Aug. 7, will allow veterans to continue to be able to see “the doctor of their choice."
Thursday, April 20, 2017 In order for value-based payment models to live up to their hype, they must generate more consistent benefits than they have so far, argue Jessica Farmer and Michael Hochman, M.D., of the Keck School of Medicine. “Unless we acknowledge the shortcomings of existing approaches and modify course, value-based reimbursement is unlikely to effectuate the healthcare delivery system transformation many policymakers anticipate," they warn.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 It should be up to doctors, not insurers, to decide what drugs will work best for cancer patients, according to new guidelines from an oncology group. The American Society of Clinical Oncology is pushing back at insurers’ efforts to force patients to try less expensive drugs before using more expensive cancer-fighting medications, even against doctors’ recommendations. The ASCO released recommendations this week that it hopes insurers will follow.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Effective healthcare leaders are constantly evolving their approach to leadership, molding their style and learning on the job. Leaders that are most inspirational often embody a mix of both a competent managerial style and certain personal traits that make them easy to follow.
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